THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BARY Ronald Edward
RAF41818, Acting Wing Commander
New Zealander serving in the RAF

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 8 February 1946, p903
Since the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross, this officer has taken part in numerous operational sorties.  Under his brilliant leadership the squadrons of his wing materially contributed to the success of the Cicilian campaign.  Later, in 1945, Wing Commander Bary completed many bombing and low level attacks in Spitfire aircraft, displaying throughout brilliance and courage as a pilot and leader.  In February, 1945, he led his squadron in a highly successful attack on a heavily defended bridge at Grisolera, and a month later he located and attacked a concentration of railway transport to such good affect that four locomotives were destroyed and over seventy goods trucks destroyed.  In addition, he has been tireless in organizing and leading missions in close support of the Eighth Army.  An outstanding Wing Leader, this officer gained the absolute confidence of all the pilots under his command

Distinguished Flying Cross
Gazetted 7 April 1942, p1556
Flight Lieutenant, 250 Squadron

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Flying Cross
1939-45 Star
       Battle of Britain
Atlantic Star
       Air Crew Europe
Africa Star
Italy Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
       Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 9 June 1915, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Killed in Action 12 April 1945, Italy
Buried at the British War Cemetery at Faenza, Italy